Poetry Reading and Discussion with Garrett Phelan
Published on Monday, April 21, 2014 - 8:47am
Join local author Garrett Phelan and the Southeast community in celebrating National Poetry Month on Sunday, April 27 at 2 p.m.
Phelan will read a few of his own poems as well as some of his favorites by other poets. The floor will then be open to the community to read a favorite poem and briefly talk about why it is a favorite.
Not sure what your favorite poem is? Check out some of these DC Public Library resources to find out!
|The Complete Poems of Percy Bysshe Shelley
Shelley was an English Romantic poet during his brief life. His works were not widely popular until well after his death.
by Natasha Trethewey
Trethewey is the current U.S. Poet Laureate and has won a Pulitzer Prize and fellowships from both the Guggenheim Foundation and National Endowment for the Arts.
by Seamus Heaney
Heaney is recognized as a major poet of the 20th century and won a Nobel Prize in Literature.
|The Women of Plums: Poems in the Voices of Slave Women
by Dolores Kendrick
Kendrick is the current D.C. Poet Laureate and has published four books of poetry and adapted The Women of Plums for both stage and CD.
|Collected Poems, Prose, and Plays
by Robert Frost
Frost is one of the most well-known American poets of the 20th century. He was awarded four Pulitzer Prizes and a Congressional Gold Medal for his work.